As the country prepares to vote on the issue, Wallabies star Israel Folau thrust himself into the centre of a huge controversy on Wednesday evening as he announced that he is opposed to same-sex marriage on his official Twitter account.
Nearly half of all Australians eligible to take part in the same-sex marriage postal survey will receive their ballots before the weekend.
The conservative government chose an unusual approach - a voluntary and non-binding postal vote - after an election promise of a national plebiscite was twice rejected by parliament's upper house, the Senate.
The postal vote error that led to Bree's heartfelt letter comes after it was revealed that shining a torch through the same-sex marriage postal vote envelope can reveal individual votes.
"We are, respectfully, asking all those associated with the school community to participate and vote "NO" in the survey", said Hosking in the letter.
"This bill can not stop all of the hurt, all of the prejudice that is being expressed, all of the lack of acceptance that is being communicated to LGBTI Australians, to same-sex couple families".
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Bundaberg MP Leanne Donaldson reiterated her support for same-sex marriage urging people to vote yes.
And an emotional Shelley Argent - a same-sex marriage campaigner and a plaintiff in the other challenge - begged the LGBTI community to "please stand strong, because we will win this".
"It will be unlawful to vilify, intimidate or threaten to harm a person either because of views they hold on the survey or in relation to their religious conviction, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status", a government spokesman told the newspaper.
"So any postal worker with a vendetta against the opposing side can go through and remove votes as they see fit".
Mayman called on church leaders who are part of the "no" campaign to distance themselves from Shelton's claims.
It is not the first time Court has weighed into the issue of same-sex marriage.